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Tax, Social Security & Tax Litigation

Tax and social security matters demand close attention and tailor-made solutions.

Corporate and individual taxpayers face increasing complexity in their tax matters. Advice that makes a difference goes beyond tax law and reflects the underlying, individual circumstances of each client.

We assist our clients in structuring their business and managing their private wealth while remaining mindful of tax and social security implications. We offer comprehensive, practical and efficient solutions and guidance on all matters of tax and social security law.

Our clients range from individuals and family businesses to multinational companies from various sectors.

Practical and strategic advice

We work closely together with our colleagues from other areas of law to offer our clients comprehensive solutions. We also have close ties with experts in other jurisdictions and an excellent working relationship with Swiss tax and social security authorities. This enables us to offer strategic and pragmatic tax advice on all issues our clients face in their private and professional environment, their day to day business as well as in respect of specific transactions.

General areas of the Bär & Karrer tax and social security practice include:

  • Business and transaction structuring
  • Corporate and individual tax planning
  • Family wealth and estate planning
  • Tax litigation and compliance
  • Transfer pricing
  • Double taxation and other international tax issues
  • Financial products
  • Executive compensation, employee incentives and participation plans
  • Indirect taxes, incl. VAT
  • Pension solutions
  • Assistance with social security audits

Often represents clients from the financial services sector.

Chambers Europe 2016

Provided exceptional advice and high quality work under extreme pressure.

Legal 500 2020

Workable solutions, even in unprecedented situations.

Client in Chambers Europe 2020

Great know-how and input.

Source in Chambers Europe 2020

Exceptional internal and external network of experts.

Legal 500 2020

A truly inter-disciplinary team approach with efficient communication and client expectation management

Legal 500 2020

Very strong on international matters.

Interviewee in Chambers Europe 2020

The team always sees Swiss tax questions in the context of cross-border fact patterns; the firm is very experienced in this.

Client in Chambers Europe 2018

Provides wide geographical coverage in Switzerland

Chambers Europe 2016

Talented bench with particular strength in tax issues relating to restructuring and M&A

Chambers Europe 2016

They have top-notch experts for all aspects of corporate and tax law and maintain a wide network of contacts.

Client in Chambers Europe 2018

Especially known for the tax-efficient structuring of cross-border investments and M&A.

Legal 500 2016

The team is noted for ist tax-efficient structuring of cross-border transactions.

Legal 500 2017

A top-quality tax department for high-end international transactions and planning matters.

Legal 500 2018

Often represents clients from the financial services sector.

Chambers Europe 2016

Provided exceptional advice and high quality work under extreme pressure.

Legal 500 2020

Ranked in Tier 1 by Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and Legal 500

Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and Legal 500 2020

Ranked in Tier 1 by Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and Legal 500

Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and Legal 500 2020

Ranked in Tier 1 by Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and Legal 500

Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and Legal 500 2020

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